Faculty Publications

Title

The preparation of a college reading specialist: Some philosophical perspectives

Document Type

Article

Journal/Book/Conference Title

Reading World

Volume

22

Issue

3

First Page

213

Last Page

223

Abstract

During the past decade the field of college reading has grown rapidly. Although there has been a frequent demand for "qualified" faculty/staff for these programs, many universities and reading professionals have yet to agree upon the essential skills and philosophical orientations of these college reading specialists. This article presents two philosophical perspectives concerning the learning process and the learner that are relevant and pertinent to the unique characteristics of college learners. The interactional model of learning and the andragogical model of the learner are discussed first. Then the implications of these two perspectives are examined in detail with special emphasis on how they affect the college reading specialist’s encounters with students who are concerned with independent learning strategies. © 1983 Taylor & Francis Group, LLC.

Original Publication Date

1-1-1983

DOI of published version

10.1080/19388078309557705

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